Open Work Permit

An open work permit allows a foreign national to work for any employer in Canada, without the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or a job offer from a specific employer. 

Open Work Permit

To be eligible for an open work permit in Canada, you must fall under one of the following categories:

The eligibility criteria for each category can vary, and you must ensure that you meet the specific requirements before applying for an open work permit.

To apply for an open work permit, you can either apply online or submit a paper application by mail. The application process and processing times can vary depending on the type of permit you are applying for and your country of origin.

It is important to note that while an open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, there may be restrictions on certain types of jobs, such as those that require security clearance or involve working with vulnerable populations.

Overall, an open work permit can provide valuable opportunities for foreign nationals to gain Canadian work experience, and can also be a pathway to permanent residency in Canada.

Types of Occupation


Truck Driving




Hotel Housekeeping


Data Entry Operators

Spousal Work Permit- Spousal work permits allow the spouse or common-law partner of a temporary foreign worker or a student to work in Canada. Applicants must seek the assistance of a qualified immigration lawyer or consultant to help with the application process.

Spousal Study Visa- Spousal Study Visa in Canada allows the spouse or common-law partner of a student visa holder to study in Canada. To be eligible for a Spousal Study Visa, the spouse or common-law partner must meet some specified requirements.

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Open Work Permit

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